The tone-intonation interface
The phonology of tone and intonation in African languages

The course should explore the relationship between tone and intonation in some African languages. The course might be devoted to an interface issue—the phonology and phonetics of intonation, phonology vs. syntax in phrasing a language (with an overview of the state-of-the-art motivations for prosodic domains such as the mora, the syllable, the foot, the phonological word, the phonological phrase, the intonation phrase, the utterance phrase), how focus is realized phonologically and phonetically in a few Kwa languages, the relationship between tone and music. Issues of phonological modeling of the Fundamental frequency ( with a careful study of the classical Liberman and Pierrehumbert´s model), modeling of downsteps, may also be considered.
Suggested materials for reading (subject to modification) :

Ahoua, F. 1985. Attitudinal intonation in a Tone language. Wiener Linguistische Gazette 5, pp.5-48.
Ahoua, F,. 1997. Aspects of Baule Prosody. Cologne: Koeppe
Ahoua, F. 2009. The syntax-phonology interface in Avikam. Legon Journal of Humanities.
Akinlabi, A. and E. Urua . 2003.  Foot Structure in the Ibibio Verb. In Journal of African Languages and Linguistics. 24/2, pp. 119-160.
Gussenhoven, C. 2005. The Phonology of tone and intonation. Cambridge: CUP.
Ladd, R. 2008. Intonational Phonology. 2nd edition. Cambridge : CUP
Leben, W. and Ahoua. 1997. Prosodic domains in Baule. Phonology 14. 1.
Leben & Ahoua, 2006. Phonological reflexes of emphasis in Kwa languages of Cote d'Ivoire. In P. Newman and L. M. Hyman, eds., 
	West African Linguistics:  Papers in Honor of Russell G. Schuh, Studies in African Linguistics, Supplement 11.  
	Columbus:  Ohio State University.
W. R. Leben. 1989. Intonation in Chadic: An overview.”  In Current Progress in Chadic Linguistics, ed. by Z. Frajzyngier, pp. 199-217.  Amsterdam: Benjamins.
S. Inkelas & W. R. Leben. 1991. The phonology of intonation in Hausa.  In Proceedings of the First Conference on Laboratory Phonology, 
	ed. by M. Beckman and J. Kingston. Cambridge University Press.
Sun-Ah Jun, ed., Prosodic Typology: The Phonology of Intonation and Phrasing.Oxford University Press, 2005.	

(and of course all papers of Annie Rialland)